An abundance of top-30 visits isn’t necessarily a good thing

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Generally speaking, teams can bring up to 30 players to the facility for a pre-draft visit. This has created another news tributary in the NFL waterways, with reports of which guy visits which team.

It’s often assumed that there’s a straight-line link between numbers of top-30 visits and league-wide interest. But that isn’t always the case.

In some cases, the fact that a player went on a bunch of top-30 visits means that the teams have real questions about the players that necessitate a close and careful opportunity to interact with him in a way far more meaningful than the limited snippets at the Senior Bowl and the Scouting Combine.

And if a player had a lot of top-30 visits and then slides, it’s fair to wonder whether the team didn’t like what they heard during those visits.

2 responses to “An abundance of top-30 visits isn’t necessarily a good thing

  1. On a site with an abundance of meaningless articles, this one is like top 5 of the past month

  2. I noticed that the Vikings’ top-30 visits were populated with a lot of guys who might not even be drafted. In some cases, these may be turning into recruiting visits to get the UDFAs you want.

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